The average hourly pay for a Musician or Singer is $47.97.
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$14 - $118
$10 - $41,886
$7 - $48,479
$0 - $25,000
$21,485 - $206,537
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Job Description for Musician or Singer
Musicians and singers can perform live in a variety of venues, including orchestras, operas, theatres, cabarets, and lounges. They can also perform exclusively as recording artists. Sometimes this type of employment involves being hired by a recording studio or record company. Therefore, musicians and singers can be employed full-time or part-time. They can also be freelancers, making their living from gig to gig. Musicians and singers often have agents, who will send them out on assignments lik…Read more
Musician or Singer Tasks
- Perform songs within a designated genre in front of an audience.
- Rehearse, practice and learn new music alone and in groups.
- Work with other musicians, the public and management to ensure a high quality experience.
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Skills in Performer, Entertainment Coordination and Multimedia are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Instrument Control and Leadership.
Pay by Experience Level for Musician or Singer
An entry-level Musician or Singer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $20.35 based on 33 salaries. An early career Musician or Singer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30.52 based on 159 salaries. A mid-career Musician or Singer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48.22 based on 147 salaries. An experienced Musician or Singer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48.96 based on 177 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $50.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Musician or Singer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 25.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Las Vegas, Nevada (4.2% more) and Chicago, Illinois (2.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Nashville, Tennessee (58.3% less), Atlanta, Georgia (37.5% less) and Austin, Texas (29.1% less).
Years of Experience
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